I think this is a good, solid recipe, in that you could vary it with different proteins (chicken, shrimp, tofu, etc) so you won't get tired of the same old thing. I did not make the pita chips and instead took about half of the feta, cream cheese and yogurt mixture and added it to the salad...the olive oil and lemon juice dressing just wasn't doing it for me. Next time, I might cut the cukes into chunks and add more veggies! Definitely will make again, perhaps with barley, quinoa, or bulgur!
Farro Salad with Creamy Feta
Clarebh Posted: 10/21/13
ahatfield Posted: 09/04/13
I'm giving three stars in keeping with the star descriptions - it's certainly a good, solid recipe, but I don't know if I'd serve it for a special occasion. Still, it's very fresh and satisfying - the creamy feta and homemade pita chips (which I'll be doing again and again) really elevate the dish. My boyfriend is terrified of meatless meals, so I served his with some rotisserie chicken, but it's a filling, stand-alone vegetarian dish.
SarahSz Posted: 08/22/13
My family loved this even though they had never heard of farro. They key was really fresh tomatoes and cucs from the farmer's market. I had never made pita chips before, but I was surprised to see how easy it was and how good they were. The whole combination was yummy.
sm4murphy Posted: 05/12/14
Made this exactly as the recipe states, it was very good. Don't skip the creamy feta dressing! This was my first time eating farro, I'll definitely be cooking it again.
lynn770 Posted: 10/29/13
I really liked this salad. I burned a few of the pita chips but the yogurt mixture has a great flavor. It was hard to save the pita chips for lunch the next day. I wanted to keep eating them. It makes a great lunch the next day. As a matter of fact, the salad tastes better the next day so I may make it and let it refrigerate overnight before serving next time.
illinicheme Posted: 09/14/14
I didn't make the pita chips (probably a mistake), but served the salad on flat breads from Trader Joe's to make sandwiches. Salad tasted fine, but neither my husband nor I are huge fans of farro. Probably won't make again just because there's so many options out there, and it doesn't make the cut for a regular rotation.
TexasMonica Posted: 09/16/13
I made this today for lunch and it is delicious! It takes a little bit of prep time, especially if you have to cook the farro, but once you're done, you have lunch for four days. I left off the pitas and just mixed it in with the sauce and it makes a terrific salad. I have never tried farro before but this will go into the rotation.